Ben Zepfel had four goals and four steals to lead Harvard past MIT Friday night (Photo courtesy: Justine Agaloos).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Harvard men's water polo team used a balanced scoring attack to hold off MIT, 13-12, and win its CWPA Northern Division opener at the Zesiger Center Friday night.
Ben Zepfel led the way with four goals for the Crimson (6-5), while Will Roller, John Holland-McCowan, Blake Lee and Noah Harrison all had two goals apiece. Roller and Lee both contributed four assists, as well.
After playing to a 7-7 tie at halftime, the Crimson stormed out of the break and outscored the Enginners 4-1 in the third period to take a three-goal lead.
MIT attempted to rally in the final period with four goals; however, Harvard added two of its own to hold on for the one-goal win.
The Crimson will play a doubleheader Saturday at Blodgett Pool with games at 1 p.m. against Fordham and 9 p.m. against Iona.